October 5 – 23
his carpentry skills with his love for nature, Patrick Dougherty began
to learn more about primitive techniques of building and to experiment
with tree saplings as construction material. In 1982 his first work, MapleBodyWrap
was included in the North Carolina Biennial Artists' Exhibition sponsored
by the North Carolina Museum of Art. In the following year, he had his
first one person show entitled, Waiting It Out In Maple at the
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
His work quickly evolved from single pieces on conventional pedestals
to monumental scale environments which required saplings by the truckloads.
During the last two decades, he has built over 150 works throughout the
United States, Europe and Asia.
artist Patrick Dougherty from North Carolina created a site-specific
work on the grounds of the school adjoining the Rio Grande Valley State
Park, using willow saplings harvested from the site and involving the
students and teachers in the process. This project is coordinated by Kathleen
Shields. Bosque School has also developed a curriculum for their students
inspired by the work of Aldo Leopold in conjunction with the year-long
Aldo Leopold Centennial Celebration.
October 22, 2009, 4pm
in Budhager Hall at Bosque School
Artist Talk with Patrick Dougherty
For more information about Patrick Dougherty visit www.stickwork.net
For more information about Bosque School visit www.bosqueschool.org
4000 Learning Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120
Brahan Estate, Dingwall, Scottish Highland
Photographer: Fin Macrae